Back in May, the Pacers filed a motion to dismiss the grievance against them that was filed back in February by the NBA Players Association on the behalf of Jamaal Tinsley, who, if you haven’t been following, was essentially banished from the team around this time last year despite the fact that he was in shape to play and had three years left on his contract.
I’m not a lawyer, but the general theme of Tinsley’s grievance was “Wait? What? I know I had a few off-the-court issues, but you’re seriously going to try to blacklist me from the NBA for three years? What the eff, bro?”
Well, not surprisingly, the Pacers motion to dismiss has been denied.
The NBA informed all 30 teams last week that the arbitrator who will rule on the grievance filed by Jamaal Tinsley against the Indiana Pacers has denied a motion by the Pacers to dismiss the grievance.
Thus, the arbitration hearing to resolve this whole ordeal remains scheduled for July 27-29.
And Jamaal remains to be a nearly $8 million millstone on the Pacers salary cap.